Watercolor Step By Step

I’ve been working on an art project for a few days.  It was really a glorified excuse to think happy thoughts about a friend who recently had a baby, but that’s okay.  I figured that if the project went well, it could be customized for other folks and sold on my (someday soon to be opened) Etsy…

The Unfun Side of Starting a Business

I’m still a long way from “opening up shop,” so to speak.  I’m painting and finding out about printers in the area who might be a good fit for my painting reproduction needs.  The painting is fun, and I generally feel like I’m making progress on the printing situation.  The technology makes sense, and I…

New Year’s Declarations

I’m not normally one for New Year’s resolutions.  Only a very small group of people actually stick to resolutions, and I’m not in that group.  Knowing that about myself makes resolutions kind of pointless.  There are things I’d like to remember in 2011, however. The key thing on that list is to look at the…

Color 4.0 and a Touch of Realism

I might be using house painting jobs as procrastination for the stuff that really needs to be done around the house.  It’s possible.  Let’s face it, painting for a few hours and creating a different look for an entire room is just more fun than mopping, weeding the garden, or installing a ceiling fan. My…

Cast Your Vote: Cabinet Knobs

Today’s project is to pick four knobs for a filing cabinet that I recently acquired from some friends.   (Thanks, friends!)  The cabinet is green, more or less like the two jackets on the right in this picture by House on Hill Road: Okay, so option A is one of these with three of the…

Latte-colored Stubborn Streak

My most recent wall color choices might have been a little bit iffy.  I was trying to find a sophisticated way to put purple and blue together for my roomie who likes both of those colors.  It turns out that if you’re using pale colors for a room that doesn’t get a lot of natural…